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Pamela N. Breedlove

Pamela N. Breedlove has been licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Georgia since 1992. The first fifteen years of her practice was primarily litigation oriented, including medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, defense of municipalities and individual employees against federal and state constitutional and tort claims, employment litigation, family law, successions, and general litigation.

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Civil & Family Mediation

Mediation provides an opportunity to settle legal disputes without traditional litigation. It saves time and money, and in many cases, makes it possible to continue relationships once a dispute is resolved. This is why mediation is such a popular option for resolving civil and family disputes.

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Police & Fire Civil Service Law

Police and firefighters are viewed as authority figures in every community. They risk their lives to protect those of the citizens. Unfortunately, police officers and firefighters sometimes are accused of making mistakes and need legal representation.

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State Requirements on Professional Civil Mediation in Bossier City, Louisiana

When citizens find themselves in circumstances that call for the involvement of a professional mediator for resolution, they often look for information concerning the professional requirements for mediators and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professionals. This is a reasonable approach as it’s to everyone’s advantage that there be some form of professional oversight involved in the rating and review of civil mediators.

State vs. Professional Standards

In Louisiana, as in other states, there are two possible forms of standards applied to civil mediation in Bossier City, Louisiana: State government, and professional ranking and review. In Louisiana, there are no official state requirements for someone to call themselves a professional civil mediator. The only requirements for inclusion in the State’s register of those qualified for civil mediation in Bossier City, Louisiana are”

  • They must be licensed to practice law in any state for at least five years.
  • They must have completed 40 hours of training or have a combination of acceptable experience and training (or have served as a Louisiana district, appellate, or Supreme Court judge but no longer be an active jurist).
  • Engage in 10 hours of continuing education every two years.
  • They must accept two pro bono appointments every year.

There are specific requirements for acting as a mediator in cases involving child custody as well. These requirements mean, in a practical sense, that anyone who has passed the state bar and been in practice for five years can take a training course and act as a professional mediator in the state of Louisiana. Some are surprised to discover that this is actually not an unusual situation in the United States. Thus, professional ratings are always extremely important.